Seven people were recently indicted for being part of a global scheme to commit online advertising fraud.
"The scheme infected more than four million machines in over 100 countries with malware," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts. "It is believed to have netted the scammers more than $14 million in commissions from online advertisers."
"According to the 27-count indictment, the seven defendants included six Estonian nationals residing in Estonia and a Russian national residing in that country," Roberts writes.
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